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Material for Conversation Class


Material for Conversation Class
Hi everyone,

Once again I �m asking for your help.
I �m teaching general English/conversation classes to upper-intermediate students and I have used a lot of your recommendations in the past. Now I �m looking for something specific.

Do you know of a book/set of worksheets that combines the following:

- short text/story/article
- new vocabulary from that text
- grammar/idioms/fun aspects of English in connection to the text
- conversation questions and follow-up ideas

The main aspect should be conversation, not too much grammar or exercises.
Usually I use flashcards with conversation prompts, debate style conversation, short videos, games etc. but all of these seem to lack something. It always feels a bit like a puzzle that never ends.

I �m thinking of starting a series that combines all of the points mentioned above... But I would love to know if there is something like this already out there.

Thanks again for your help Heart

13 Jan 2014      


You can go to this website which sells very good books;

13 Jan 2014     

United States

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ I like Breaking News English

13 Jan 2014     


Have a look at the British Council �s website
1) "Magazine" has lots of articles (with audio) and the tasks can be done both online or on paper. But not so much follow-up, just a couple of questions for discussion at the bottom of the tasks on the webpage.http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine

Here �s a collection of stories if you don �t find something more suitable http://busyteacher.org/2359-amazing-collection-of-70-inspirational-stories.html

13 Jan 2014